St Michaels House Child Services
Circle Time preschool offers a 2-year programme to children availing of early intervention from St Michaels House.
The preschool programme is designed for children who require nursing support to attend preschool. It encompasses all aspects of the child’s well-being and development with individual programmes in place for each child’s specific needs. Additional clinical inputs are provided by Early Services MDT, with follow-through to home.
The service accommodates a maximum of 5 children aged from 2.5 years to 6 years. It operates 3 days weekly, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm with 3 staff; Clinic Nurse Manager 1 and 2 preschool support workers. All staff have extensive experience in the area.
Circle Time is located here at St. Benedicts Resource Centre in a community setting. The centre also houses a crèche and preschool which is ideal for facilitating interaction between the children in both services. They have the advantage of a regular local Dart and bus service for those families who can’t drive.
St. Michael’s House believes that families are central to the lives of young children with disabilities and the aim is to work in partnership with families to deliver appropriate services to each child based on available resources.
The Early Service clinical team has a range of staff working with families which include staff from the following disciplines.
• Social Work
• Occupational Therapy
• Speech and Language Therapy
• Home Teaching
Tel: +353 1 8840200
St Michaels House Adult Services
St. Michael’s House provides a range of day services to meet the needs of adults with intellectual disability and their families. Like all agencies and organisations funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to provide day services to adults with disabilities, St. Michael’s House must provide those services in line with New Directions. This also incorporates Person Centred Planning (PCP).
Service users are supported to participate in community-based educational, training, employment, social and recreational activities.
• Education & Training Centres
• Short term Training Centre
• Local Centres
• Abhainn Adult Autism Specific Disorder (ASD) Services
Cill Bharrog Local Centre facilitates a day service for 13 service users most who live at home and some who live in residential services provided by St. Michael’s House. Cill Bharrog Local Centre is a unit within St. Benedicts Resource Centre.